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Thai/Viet/Lao/Cam Visas

Posted by daedalus on 11/3/2011 at 21:31

Hi, I've got an upcoming Indochina trip. I have been googling for what seems like an age to determine exactly what visas I need and how to get them, when I stumbled upon this forum. Firstly; it has been of greathelp, with info laid out clearly and concisely. Thumbs up! If you have the time, I would like to take this opportunity to verifywith the collective expert that I have come to the right conclusionsregarding what I need: I am flying into Thailand (bangkok) on the 13th April, and departin ...

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Viewed 3,061 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by daedalus on 12/3/2011 at 22:19


How do I travel without set plans? More specifically, what do I do about Visas, outbound ticket reqs

Posted by gottagetaway on 9/3/2011 at 11:47

I'm ready to bounce in a matter of weeks. What I had previously planned to do was to fly in to Bangkok on a 90day roundtrip ticket, then explore the region (Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, maybe Indo if I have the cash for a ticket there and back), taking each new destination as I decide to go there, and then return to Bangkok to fly out at the end of my travels. One of my goals right now is to teach in the region, preferably in Korea or Taiwan, or perhaps Japan. I just found out that my friend from ...

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Viewed 3,612 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 10/3/2011 at 21:42

Thai Visa in Penang on on arrival in BKK

Posted by foieslinger on 6/3/2011 at 12:45

Currently on vacation in Malaysia and hadn't planned on going to Thailand this year but I am having some dental issues. It's expensive here so I would like to head to Bangkok to see a dentist. Can I get a tourist visa in Penang or can I fly into BKK and get a visa on arrival at the airport? I am an American citizen and my wife is a Canadian citizen. ...

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Viewed 2,845 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 6/3/2011 at 13:47

Free Tourist Visa

Posted by rledez1990 on 16/2/2011 at 01:09

Does anybody have information regarding the free Thai tourist visas? According to this website http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/visa/ and others, a scheme granting free 60 day tourist visas has been extended to March 2011. My queries are a) whether you have to travel before March 2011 or whether I could get one of these free visas for my trip in June and b) how do i get one? Any information would be greatly appreciated! ...

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Viewed 3,121 times, with 11 replies. Last reply by mikethediver on 28/2/2011 at 01:47

Thai visa

Posted by Kennethlarsen on 26/2/2011 at 19:19

Do i need to have a ticket for the returning flight to get a tourist visa in thailand, since im not sure how long im gonna stay its atleast not longer than 60 days. KennethLarsen, Norway ...

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Viewed 1,703 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 27/2/2011 at 15:55

Siem Reap to Bangkok (& vice versa)

Posted by ningny on 26/2/2011 at 19:33

Hello! I'm part of a group of 9 people heading towards Siem Reap from Bangkok. Have been reading up on the Internet about the most viable ways but most articles are contradictory. Was wondering if y'all could advise on the best possible way. If we leave Siem Reap at 4pm, is it possible to get to the Thai-Cambodia checkpoint by before it closes? And then from the Checkpoint is it possible to get a private taxi (or two) straight to Suvarnabhumi Airport or at least Bangkok? We have a flight to ...

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Bus from Vientiane to Bangkok - Visa on arrival?

Posted by zilpah on 21/2/2011 at 17:29

Hi, I'm am American in Laos right now, thinking about taking a bus from Vientiane to Bangkok next week. My question is about the Thailand visa. I know I get a free 15-day visa for arriving overland, but where will that happen? Will the bus stop for visas as we cross the border? Should I try to go to the embassy and get a visa beforehand? Any info would be really appreciated. Thanks! ...

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Viewed 3,489 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 26/2/2011 at 18:31

hanoi to luang prabang

Posted by nickolt on 18/2/2011 at 22:53

Just wondering if anyone could give me a clear answer on this topic. My bf and I are wanting to get to Luang Prabang from Hanoi sometime around the 25th of Feb. We're having a hard time figuring out the safest overland route for this. Flying is a potential option if there doesnt seem a good way, however the cost is about 180 each, way over our budget so we would really prefer not to fly. Is there a direct bus that does this route? I have heard stories from other travellers about bad border ...

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Viewed 4,002 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by idreamofdurian on 20/2/2011 at 22:38

Entering Vietnam before Visa starts

Posted by molocono on 19/2/2011 at 17:58

My Vietnam visa is valid starting 22 Feb, but I was thinking about heading to HCMC from Phenom Phen a day earlier. Will I encounter any problems? Thanks! ...

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Viewed 2,438 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by travellingsarah on 20/2/2011 at 09:42

a bit confused

Posted by greektraveller on 14/2/2011 at 01:17

I just downloaded the visa application form for vietnam. I am starting my trip to SE asia on the 2nd of April...until 20 June...I dont know exactly when I will be in Vietnam but the form asks me to fill in a date....What do you recommend. Is it better to do it in Thailand rather here in the London embassy ...

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Viewed 1,710 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 16/2/2011 at 02:00

whats the best and cheapest way to travel from thailand to bali?

Posted by ralphy18 on 31/12/2009 at 03:15

i'm travelling to Thailand (ko toa) from 22nd march to 29th 2010. i am a keen surfer and want to visit bali (3wks spent there) in the middle of this visit. I am not sure what kind of visa i need for thailand and bali for the time periods stayed in each. any help would be really appreciated Thanks Ralph ...

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Viewed 8,193 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by DLuek on 15/2/2011 at 14:17

Visa for Vietnam in Sihanoukville

Posted by KatMachine on 8/2/2011 at 19:21

I read somewhere that you can actually get a visa for vietnam in Sihanoukville. Is this right? How much is it and how long will it take? ...

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Viewed 3,804 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by gemmaliannejone on 10/2/2011 at 20:11

(Some) Thai-Cambodia Borders Close as Conflicts Continue

Posted by Captain_Bob on 9/2/2011 at 01:20

Story Here Just a heads-up that some borders have been temporarily closed, but you should follow recent developments. *** The Army Region 2 announced last night that the Thai-Cambodian border in some areas will be shut down indefinitely. The Thai Army Region 2 announced the closure of the Thai-Cambodian border in the areas of Sakaeo, Sisaket, Surin , Trad, and Chanthaburi provinces last night, specifically at the chong jom, prasat ta kway and prasat ta muan tom border points. Merchants th ...

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Viewed 2,142 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 10/2/2011 at 14:17

Visas for Laos, Cambodia and Bali

Posted by Nicol on 6/1/2011 at 02:36

Hi guys Sorry to repeat a question that is most likely frequently asked but could you confirm that I can definitely get a visa on arrival at Laos and do not need to send my passport off as there does not appear to be a Consulate in the UK anyways. Also does the same go for Cambodia or is it easier for me to get my Cambodian visa in advance? Ditto for Bali? I am travelling with Intrepid in March 20011but they do not want to give advise on Visa as the situation changes all the time. Thank you ...

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Viewed 3,732 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 5/2/2011 at 01:57

overstay Cambodia

Posted by sayadian on 10/12/2010 at 15:46

Just wondered if the $6 charge per day is current or has it gone up? ...

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Viewed 3,258 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Rasheeed on 23/1/2011 at 11:13

into Cambodia @ Poipet border: any updates?

Posted by pedro984 on 2/12/2010 at 15:48

Hello travellers! first of all i have to say that this website is a masterpiece! I have read about the Poipet crossing on talesofasia and somewhere else, and as it recommends, i will try to get there by public bus from bangkok with my e-visa already done. I just wanted to know if there is any new update about the difficulty to deal with the border officials ( my worry is that they are gonna charge me something anyway or not accept the printed visa, so in this case i would not make it online) an ...

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Viewed 3,292 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by Rasheeed on 23/1/2011 at 11:08

No more Malaysia visa on arrival?

Posted by foieslinger on 23/1/2011 at 03:18

just tried to purchase tickets on Air Asia from Sri Lanka to Kuala Lumpur and was told there is no more visa on arrival anywhere in Malyasia??????? ...

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Viewed 5,340 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by foieslinger on 23/1/2011 at 10:43

Visa on Chong Mek / Vang Tao

Posted by Ignas on 22/1/2011 at 16:32

I was reading that on this border going from Vang Tao to Pakse Visa on arrival is available, but how about going from Pakse to Bankok, is Thai visa available on this border? I am Lithuanian so probably I can't get free visa. ...

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Viewed 2,970 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by exacto on 23/1/2011 at 00:58

Ubon to Anlong Veng

Posted by lad on 11/11/2010 at 18:08

Hi am looking for the different options to get to the Thai/Cambodia border crossing near Anlong Veng starting from Ubon Ratchathani. Thanks ...

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Viewed 2,585 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by lad on 20/1/2011 at 20:31

Visa on Laos border

Posted by Ignas on 20/1/2011 at 16:26

I am going from Kunming to Luang Nam tha and plan is to get visa on the border. How does that work? Is it bus going to wait for me on the border while I will be making visa, or how is it? A little worried, hope someone knows how is it. Thanks ...

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Viewed 2,356 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by caseyprich on 20/1/2011 at 20:12


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